JFC Marine winner of the 'Excellence in Marine Technology'

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

JFC Marine was awarded the 'Excellence in Marine Technology Award' for its range of floating aids at the Marine Industry Awards. In association with SeaFest, the award ceremony provides a voice for the individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and development of the industry in Ireland, while recognising the key functions within the industry that promote growth and sustainability.

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Retail sales growth rate flat for quarter two

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The Grant Thornton REI Q2 Retail Productivity Review of retail sales paints a concerning picture as industry growth rates continue to flatline. Some sectors performed well, while others experienced like for like declines. The clement spell of weather in late May and early June helped agri and garden which saw over nine per cent growth for the quarter.

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Ulster Bank launches ‘Switching Saturdays’ to attract new customers

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Ulster Bank has announced that it is to host ‘Switching Saturdays’ to help new customers switch their accounts to Ulster Bank. The Ulster Bank current account has just a €4 monthly maintenance fee for customers with no day-to-day transaction fees. The new ‘Switching Saturdays’ service is part of Ulster Bank’s commitment to offer help for what matters to all customers, both new and existing.

Potential customers who are looking to switch bank accounts can avail of these ‘Switching Saturdays’ where Ulster Bank staff will be on hand to help make switching easy. Existing customers can also lodge and withdraw cash, collect foreign currency and make appointments to discuss finance options all on a Saturday. Twenty four of the bank’s branches across the country are open from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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Aurivo elects chairman and vice chairman

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The board of Aurivo Co-operative Society has this week elected its chairman and vice chairman for 2016/18. Pat Duffy was elected as the chairman of the co-operative and Raymond Barlow was elected vice chairman. Pat Duffy is a dairy farmer from Gortletteragh, Leitrim. He holds a diploma in corporate direction (food business) from UCC and has been a member of the Aurivo board since 2002, serving as vice chairman for six years from 2008 to 2014. Raymond Barlow is also a dairy farmer and is from Riverstown, Sligo. Mr Barlow joined the Aurivo board in 2014.

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New EU deal is great news for Mayo dairy farmers — Mulherin

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Mayo based Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Senator Michelle Mulherin, has said that a new EU deal worth €11.1 million to Ireland is great news for Mayo dairy farmers.

Senator Mulherin said: “A new aid package for the EU agriculture sector, with particular emphasis on the dairy sector, has been agreed at €500m on an EU wide basis. Ireland is to receive €11.1 million in the package which is great news for Mayo dairy farmers.

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Enda Kenny launches Home Instead Senior Care in Mayo

Fri, Jul 15, 2016

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was on hand in in Castlebar to celebrate the opening of the 22nd Home Instead Senior Care franchise office in Ireland. Home Instead Senior Care is the largest national and global home care provider and enables older people to maintain their independence and live at home for longer than otherwise possible.

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Bank of Ireland announces startup package for small businesses and agri customers

Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Bank of Ireland has announced details of a new Business Startup Package, providing a range of supports to help start and grow a successful business.

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Edtech Software wins share of €125,000 OPTIMISE fund to boost web presence

Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Edtech Software from Murrisk, Westport, has been announced as one of the 15 winners of the IE Domain Registry’s (IEDR) 2016 OPTIMISE Fund following a nationwide campaign.

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Fastcom to offer broadband services to 23k homes and business in Mayo

Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Fastcom, the Sligo-based telecommunications company, recently announced it had signed an open access agreement with open eir, the wholesale division of eir. The deal gives Fastcom access to 135,000 premises in Ireland’s west and northwest – including more than 23,200 homes and businesses in Mayo – allowing it to help make the area one of the best-served rural regions in Ireland.

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Brewed in Mayo - Mariko now available nationwide

Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Mariko Sparkling Green Tea is Ireland’s first carbonated, 100 per cent natural green tea. It has zero sugar, fat, and calories. It has high levels of antioxidants and is brewed by Christine McAndrew from Belmullet, Mayo.

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Carnacon footballer Beegan brings home the bacon at sales awards

Fri, Jul 01, 2016

A Carnacon footballer was the big winner at the 6th Annual Irish Sales Champion Awards took place at the Guinness Storehouse on Thursday, 16th June. The awards celebrate the competitive spirit, ingenuity and tenacity of Irish sales personnel.

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Rediscover the sheer joy of running

Sat, Jun 18, 2016

I’ve always loved running. I love looking down and seeing my feet have a race with each other to see which gets somewhere before the other. I love the swishness of being able to balance on two legs and move fast and not fall over. The best part of being a kid is that you can run anywhere, up town, down the street, to the shop. When I was a Mass server in Ballinrobe, I used to run the mile to the church and run back. I always ran to school. And ran faster coming home. Much faster.

I love to run because basically walking never gets me where I want to go fast enough. And if you walk too fast, it’s a look that's just a little too camp… And when you get older and enter adulthood, running in the streets is not so cool. Because we become so conscious of what we are doing and what people might think, as if running is an immature thing to do. If a guy is seen running now in town, it’s because there’s more likely a shop security guard running 50 yards behind him. Or a pickpocket 50 yards ahead. At least that’s my experience, your honour.

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